Rheinischer Verein of Milwaukee

Radio: Continental Showcase with Bob Ziegenbein on Joy 1340am

  • First Saturday of the month. Rheinischer Verein has a radio spot from 1:45–2:00 p.m. Let your friends know and enjoy some nice music!


Meetings: Third Sunday of the month

  • ​Board Meeting:​
    • Sunday, May 15 at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
  • General Meeting:​
    • ​​Sunday, May 15 at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Contact Curt Bauer at 414-708-2958 for meeting information


Our Events:
  

  • German Fest - 40th Celebration
    • July 29 - 31st
    • Location: Summer Fest Grounds
    • Contact a member to see how to volunteer at one of our many locations throughout the grounds!
      • Sell beer, wine, and shots at the bar
      • Help with electricity around the grounds
      • Chill in the culture tent
      • Help move the bands and go backstage to meet them
  • Bring in the German Mardi Gras!
    • ​November 11th from 11am to 2pm 
    • Location: Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Join in the celebration of watching Germany bring in the new Mardi Gras season. Appetizers will be served and lunch is available for purchase. 
    • Admission is $5 per person. Buy your ticket for tonight and save some money!
  • Hoppeditz Erwachen
    • November 11th. Doors open at 6pm. 
    • Location: Bavarian Bierhaus
    • ​Join us as we officially open the Mardi Gras season in Milwaukee. We'll wake up our very own Hoppeditz or the spirit of Mardi Gras. 
    • Admission is $10 per person. 
  • Prinzenkroenung
    • ​November 12th. Doors open at 6pm. 
    • Location: Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Join us as we crown our very own Rheinischer Verein Prinzenpaar. Formal dress is requested. Dancing is a MUST!
    • ​Admission is $10 per person. 
  • Weihnachtsfeier / Christmas Party
    • ​December 11th from 2 to 5pm. 
    • Location: Bavarian Bierhaus 
    • More information to come. 
  • New Years Eve
  • Wieberfastnacht
    • ​Thursday, February 16, 2023
    • Location: Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Join us for Ladies Night! Not a Lady? That's OK. Dress up like one anyway and see if you can fool us! Don't want to shave your winter beard? Be the bearded lady! 
    • More information to come. 
  • Maskenball 
    • ​Saturday, February 18, 2023. Doors open at 6pm. 
    • Location: TBD
    • ​Dress up in your favorite costume and come out for a night of music, dancing, and beer!
    • More information to come. 
  • Kehraus
    • ​Saturday, February 25, 2023
    • Location: Bavarian Bierhaus
    • It is the end of the Karneval season when activities are laid to rest. You won't be crying at this funeral. Jokes are told and if you laugh, you have to donate money. 
    • More information to come.  


Other German Culture Events​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​ 

  • UDoM's Father's Day Picnic
    • Location: Schwabenhof
    • Sunday, June 19th at 12pm
    • As the weather starts warming up, our Father's Day Picnic marks our first event of the year in our outside Pavilion and Biergarten. Come out and celebrate your Dad (or Opa) at our annual Picnic. Our kitchen opens at noon and our program begins at 1pm featuring dance performances by our UDoM Kinder, Jugend and Kulturgruppe as well as the Milwaukee Spielmannszug. Then enjoy live music from the Edelweiss Band. This event will be sure to make your Father's day special!
    • Admission online $2/person
    • Kids 12 & under free | Vets & Military Free w/ ID
  • German Fest - 40th Celebration
    • July 29 - 31st
    • Location: Summer Fest Grounds
    • Contact the club to volunteer!
  • Das Fest USA '22
    • August 5th through August 7th
    • Location: Walworth County Fairgrounds
    • FREE Admission! 3 days of German bier, food, shops and entertainment. Stein Hoisting, Dachshund Races, Bingo, the Original Live Glockenspiel, kid's activities, on site camping and more. Get ready for the gemütlichkeit! DAS Fest ist WUNDERBAR! #DiscoverYourDeutsch
  • 100th Anniversary of Chicago German American Fest
    • September 9 to September 11, 2022
    • Saturday - Stueben Day Parade​ 
    • DANK Milwaukee is getting bus(ses) for the trip down to Chicago for the Von Steuben Day Parade, a stop at Bende's, a Tour of DANK Haus, and Oktoberfest.
      • Seat reservations of $30 per person must be received by July 15. After July 15th seat reservations are $35 per person. 
      • ​The payment deadline is September 1st
      • ​Contact Julia Kendle at 920-285-8424 or julatheart@gmail.com
  • Waukesha Oktoberfest
    • Friday and Saturday, September 23rd and 24th
    • Location: Frame Park in Waukesha
    • ​Nonstop music, food, beer of Oktoberfest, old world games and activities.  Try your hand (or should we say hammer) at Nagelschlagen. Toss a few in our Das Bag Tourney. “Who’s the Best Dressed for Octoberfest” – show us your style and win. And oom-pah under the Big Tent with classic sounds and dance of old world Germany.The setting couldn’t be more perfect and unique under the stars in Waukesha’s Frame Park along the picturesque Fox River.
  • GAMGA
    • January 12 to the 14th
    • Location: Vegas!
  • United Donauschwaben's Schlachtfest
    • January 14th. Doors open at 5:00 PM | Dinner served at 6:00 PM
    • Join UDoM Members and guest as they toast each other with steins of bier. Rosy cheeks and laughter predominate. The meal is monumental: A buffet dinner consisting of schnitzel, goulash & noodles, bratwurst, red cabbage, hot vegetables, side salad, and homemade desserts. Music by Alpine Blast, as well as a special appearance by The Muller Fasching Verein.
    • Tickets are $30/non-member; $25/member (12 and under $15)
    • To reserve your ticket, call Karen at 262.547.1371.U
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